The farmer was out in the fields working early
when he saw a fiery ball
skimming across the sky changing direction
at an incredible speed
as if being piloted with his awe-inspiring view
watching how it flew!
Next the fiery ball began to decrease speed
certain it would hit the ground
rapidly approaching the hills not far away
running towards the spot
waiting for the explosion and flames to rise
silence why he could not surmise!
Feeling scared this was not a natural event
but curiosity drove him on
surely it had not landed without crashing
reaching the crest of the hill
then four helicopters arrived on the scene
with no markings they looked mean!
Rapidly followed by several army vehicles
stopping near the fiery ball
soldiers with no insignia fanning outward
making it the farmer surmised
a secure site this proved right noticing him
walking his way looking grim!
Firmly informing him it was a restricted area
guns ready in their gripping hands
decided to retreat annoyed he could not see
what the mysterious object maybe
being watched to be certain he had departed
had to finish what he started!
As soon the soldiers turned back he found a bush
to hide not far from the grassy slope
and waited hoping to see more when they left
the helicopters then flew off
several hours passed before their noisy return
he would be missed was his concern!
Half an hour went by before the copters departed
slowly and stealthily broke cover
retracing his footsteps as he reached the summit
was surprised to see fiery ball gone
just glimpsed a truck with a tarpaulin covering
a large sphere he was left wondering!
What phenomena had he witnessed in the hills
and why did the military unit
without any identifications respond so quickly
and whisk it away in secrecy
eventually he got home the wife was worried
telling the truth could not be hurried!
So many questions with no answers was hard to accept!
The Foureyed Poet.